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@Timmy2423 Numbers himself by regeneration, NOT by which "doctor" he is. The fourth regeneration is the fifth doctor, aka the fifth actor to play the lead. But the Doctor doesn't go around saying "I'M THE FIFTH DOCTOR". He was just responding to a question of how many regenerations he had faced since.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Moffat Questions “Twelfth Doctor” Title
Also, how far do you take it? Will there be a 20th anniversary in 2025? 2035? After the hypothetical 100th anniversary, will we have a 50th anniversary of the reboot. What if the show is cancelled and brought back again? Will there be 3?
1 week, 2 days ago on Will There Be a 10th Anniversary Special for the Revival?
We only had new series doctors in the 50th (bar a short appearance from Paul McGann)… a new series doesn't work because Doctor Who is one show, with a short break between 1989 and 2005. If the 2005 series was a reboot (à la battlestar galactica), maybe, but a 10th anniversary special of a return? Why? We shouldn't get greedy over anniversary specials. We have a problem enough of new who fans ignoring the old series almost like Doctor Who first aired in 2005 - a tenth anniversary special only implies this further.
We don't need a special. The 10 Doctors in 1972 was just an anniversary themed regular episode of the series. I wouldn't mind that, perhaps, say the series finale, but a whole special? Nah
In the first Meanwhile in the TARDIS minisode, the Doctor states that his form is what he really looks like, in response to Amy's speculation it was a disguise. There are many alien races in the universe that happen to be humanoid - if it's down to perception, how come only certain ones are perceived in such a way? Pretty sure it's stated in spin off media that humans (and other species) look Gallifreyan due to Time Lord meddling-stuff.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why does the Doctor LOOK human?
Tried to forget? I HAD forgotten it, until you went and reminded me... thanks :(
3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
@Amy is Hannibal Yeah, the Eighth Doctor isn't really *that* different to 10 and 11 in personality, and so we wouldn't have had the same contrast and clash of personalities that Hurt gave
3 weeks, 3 days ago on McGann Doubtful on Return, Spin-off
One 45 episode is roughly akin to a classic two-parter. I won't mind a series of 2 parters, where each serial is akin two a 4 parter; but a 4 45 minute episodes is almost an eight part episode, which just drags on too much. I would much rather prefer more multi part episodes, but you run risks with making them too long.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Is the Current Format a Serial Killer?
Yes! Make it dark! Make it so dark it has to be shown after 10pm! Chuck in gratuitous nudity and the occasional swear word. Heck, step up the gore as well. Let's see the cyber conversion in all its bloody glory. If Doctor Who isn't rated 18+ by 2015, I'm going to be cross.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Should Doctor Who Adopt a Darker Tone?
@Sam Davern @Notsosmartguy I'm pretty sure there is a theory that the doctor is Cthulhu (or some other lovecraftian horror) floating around somewhere on the 'net.
1 month ago on Moffat: Who says the Doctor is NOT human?
@I am the Eighth Doctor @Ausir @SkyFaller™ @sontaran17 Well the Rani was never evil, just a scientist with little morals.
1 month ago on Meet the New Rani
@DaftDalek @Lord of Time John's 47, Alex is 51
1 month ago on Colin Baker: Tennant & Smith Brought Female Fans to Doctor Who
@The Administrator And I think it's because Doctor Who has for so long been a male dominated show that there's so much of a backlash against female fans these days.
@The Administrator Women have always watched the show; just the vast majority of the convention going "fans" were men, who fell under the stereotype of "super-nerds". The modern revival has just broadened the horizons. Not just by attracting female fans, but male fans as well - most of which don't fit the stereotype of the classic fans. The show in general has become trendy, highlighted in the choice of two particularly young "hip" doctors. It's not so much about finding them attractive, as being able to identify with them. So yeah, it is problematic to suggest girls only watch the show for the attractiveness of the leads. I know many boys who don't want to watch capaldi because he's not young and hip. It's not just a thing with the girls who don't want to watch it because Capaldi is "old" and "ugly". I think Capaldi is gorgeous anyway.
It annoys me when, on the occasion someone calls the Doctor "Dr. Who" leagues of fans get up in arms with bloodthirsty cries of "he's the DOCTOR not DOCTOR WHO". Can people call him what they want? In universe, yes, it is simply the Doctor. But outside the show, he is more commonly known as Doctor Who. Ask a stranger in the street who their favourite Doctor is, and they'd be confused as to what you're talking about. Ask who their favourite doctor WHO is, and they'll know. Plus, if the actors themselves refer to the character as "Dr. Who", anybody can.
1 month, 1 week ago on WHOops! When Doctor Who Gets It Wrong
@Master Michael Moon I hope Simm at least gets a regeneration...
1 month, 1 week ago on Series 8: Master Finale Rumours
@HeyProfessor @troughton who? We saw in The End of Time a Time Lord who disagreed with Rassilon disintegrated. And then we saw in Day of the Doctor lots of innocent Gallifreyan civilians killed, along with Time Lord military forces.
1 month, 1 week ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong
@stargazer0118 @troughton who? 2.47 billion children alone on Gallifrey - I'm fairly sure they weren't corrupt. I'm also sure that most of the billions more adults weren't. But the ordinary Gallifreyans don't really have power compared to the Time Lord leadership. The Time Lords were the rulers and may have been corrupt, but ordinary Gallifreyan people were not.
I really don't think he should've returned in "Destiny". I've always been puzzled by that. Controversial I know, I'd prefer him to be retired in favour of new villains.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Is it time for Davros to return?
A small minority of time lords happened to be evil. The vast majority weren't. I don't get why everyone says "the time lords were villainous" when we saw literally only the high council in "The End of Time". Of course Ten wanted the Time Lords to return. Probably not Rassilon and the council, but the rest of the population, of course. And regardless, Gallifrey would've been brought back sooner or later. Give it ten or twenty years, it would've made its way back somehow - there's only so many times you can do the "Last of the Time Lords". My personal interpretation is that in "Day" they changed time, so when you see Nine's distraught look, it's genuine. He really did blow up gallifrey - it's just been changed in retrospect.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong
Attack of the Cybermen & The Two Doctors were hardly good but they're FUN. The Mark of the Rani & Timelash are pretty dire, but Revelation & Vengeance are actually alright. Not amazing, but good.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The 6th Doctor: What Worked & What Didn’t
@Pockydon I wouldn't mind another TV movie. Wouldn't interfere with the main show as much as another TV show.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on McGann Signed Petition for 8th Doctor Spin-off
@Distilledoreo @troughton who? @Moxx The angels in TATM "drowned" in paradox energy? Beautiful idea. Reinstated.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on First 12th Doctor Novels Detailed
@SonicTheHedgehogRules Don't see why people hate either. They're pretty much on equal ground imo.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The End of Time: Why it Needs More Love
@Moxx It's good, but unfortunately I can't consider it canon as they feed off paradox energy, while in TATM they find Paradox energy poisonous...
@Planet of the Deaf @SonicTheHedgehogRules Not everyone hates Moffat either, there are some people who love him but give constructive criticism. I love Moffat's writing, but I still think it could be done better.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Sexism and Doctor Who: The Truth
@TheOncomingHurricane Even Alison Bechdel has admitted her test is only a guideline, not a rule. It works as a general trend but you're right in saying it doesn't work in small-casts. But case-in-point, in the proper Star Wars Trilogy there are only 2 named human female characters. There are LOADS of characters in Star Wars but only 2 named women? This is underrepresentation. It wouldn't hurt to have more female characters, would it? Even in shows with only 4 characters, instead of 3 men and a woman, how about 2 women and 2 men?
I don't think Moffat is sexist because he is sexist. I think some of the things are sexist because society is sexist, and most people are guilty of inadvertent sexism. The fact the people can't see a lot of it only proves to me that it's not Moffat's fault, it's just society in generals. Moffat is a product of society, like everyone. It's not deliberate. But it's still there. I still enjoy his episodes, and don't mind him as a person, but he still writes some ooh-err things. Like when he says "Well she's been brainwashed. It all makes sense to her. Plus, she's a woman. Oh shut up, I'm dying!" - that is sexist. I'm not saying it's deliberately so, because go to a pup in the UK and most men talk like that.
@Planet of the Deaf The point is with the Bechdel test, is that women are given a lesser amount of time on screen compared to men. The problems are yes, with a small cast you get less interactions, but even with a cast of 6 people ideally you should have 3 men and 3 women. The test isn't perfect - even the woman who created it admits it. But female representation is an important issue. Male characters vastly outnumber female characters, which is crazy in a world where you could simply change the gender of a minor character and it make no difference to the plot.
@AlessandroArsuffi @Seaborn W Deadman The first episode was brilliant. The next 3, not so much.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
@Kathrin Lily Franke @troughton who? @SonicTheHedgehogRules I think David, Paul McGann and Peter Davison are the only ones that break the rules slightly, but I'd still say David is attractive in a slightly unconventional way. Heck, I'd say Matt is as well - very very unconventionally. So I'm not disputing how attractive they are, just in what way.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Moffat Clarifies “Ugly Doctors” Comments
@PaulMorris7777 I'm curious on why you scored it so low. It's obvious you don't like it, but even my least favourite episode Fear Her comes to something like 3/10. What was so "onney" about it? (out of curiosity)
@calliarcale @MeglosProductions I generally think of it as a "so bad, it's good" type thing.
@The Count It doesn't mean he's bad, it just mean's he's the least popular. The vote was for your favourite 3 Doctors. I honestly can't see a doctor as brief as his with no spin-off media (not yet, at least) being anyone's favourite doctor, much less being more popular than a "real" doctor. Even McGann has about 9 years of spin off media to account for.
@SonicTheHedgehogRules He says they're not conventionally attractive, ie you wouldn't see any of the doctors modelling for clothes etc. Not that they're not distinctive looking, just not "gorgeous".
To be honest, I'm just glad to see classic who outnumbering the new series in the top 10. Not because it's bad, but because I feel it get overrepresented.
2 months ago on The Top Stories & Doctors (According to DWM 2014)
@Chris502 Hurt was never going to come anywhere but bottom, not because he was bad, but because he's not really considered a proper doctor. Hurt was great, really, but he's not going to be anyone's favourite Doctor.
@RoastNewt First episode was great, 2-4 were just typical boring "oppressed aliens fight oppressors", the kind that got recycled oh so often in the first few years of the show.
You can tell people vote generously for the stories they like when it comes to new who. The amount of 10/10's people give here is amazing. On the other hand, if someone dislikes a story, you're looking at 1s and 2s out of 10. It's like there's no middle ground/
2 months ago on Analysing The Top Doctor Who Stories (DWM 2009)
@SirTrey @Notsosmartguy the Superior Venom @MrThorfan64 I hope Moffat leaves before Capaldi. Not because I hate him, but because I actually want to see one Doctor under two show runners. Tom Baker had 3 different producers (well, 4 if you could his first story), and it gives you different stylistic take on the same doctor. Philip Hinchcliffe was renowned for his gothic "horror" stories, while Graham Williams put a higher emphasis on humour. It worked well than and it would work well now.
2 months ago on Doctor Who Could Have Ended With Tennant
I just wish it had been given more of a setup, the leap from meeting to HAPPY COUPLE seemed a bit drastic for me. But I don't mind them being together. Wish we'd see 'em again sometime.
2 months ago on The Matrimony of Mr and Mrs Smith
@giddir I agree with you to an extent. Two doctor who series at the same time is distracting and kinda screws the attention on 12.
What I wouldn't mind, though, is a tv movie or two starring McGann. It would be stand-alone, and it wouldn't take away from Capaldi's performance by having two concurrent series.
2 months ago on Campbell-Jones Wants McGann Spin-Off
@ilyootha @troughton who? I guess I'll have to ignore the synopsis then :L
2 months ago on The Day of the Doctor vs The Light at the End
Surely 10, 11 and the War Doctor's can't have been there in November 2013 because 11 knew Kate Stewart, who he met for the first time in "The Power of Three" set in something like 2018.
Why is there all this talk of a 10th anniversary special? I'd understand a special episode as part of a normal series, but why would we have another non-series 60minute+ for the 10th anniversary? Is this going to be a regular thing? Then what? 20th anniversary? 30th? So Doctor Who will effectively have 2 anniversaries? Heck, why not a third special for the TV Movie? Or an anniversary for the End of Time? Where do you stop?
2 months, 1 week ago on Smith Eager for Another Multi-Doctor Story
@GoodYear92 I'd agree with you but Breaking Bad already won one. As much as I love it, it won best international show, which is probably more prestigious than the Audience Award. Let Doctor Who have it's moment of victory!
2 months, 1 week ago on 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Day Triumphs!
In my opinion Human Nature/The Family of Blood is the greatest story ever told in Doctor Who history - this is including classic and new, all the novels, all the audio plays, all the comic books - all everything. The novel is superb, and in all honesty it was so good they had to adapt it for the show itself. Harry Lloyd is excellent as Son of Mine (i'd even go so far to say he'd make a great Doctor...) and I reckon this is also one of Tennant's best performances.
2 months, 1 week ago on Bring Back… Paul Cornell
The whole idea of an American remake of Doctor Who is silly. What would be the point? I understand remaking a programme from years ago, but not one that's still on TV! However, I wouldn't have a problem with an American spin off - what's stopping them having another renegade time lord who travels in space and time? Or a detailed history of the Second Dalek War. Or the Cyber Wars... there's so many opportunities they could take WITHOUT screwing with the Doctor's history. Why not? Anything that adds to the universe is fine with me. But a REMAKE of Doctor Who would be destructive.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Could An Overseas Version of Doctor Who Ever Work?
@The Eternal No one is disputing that David is handsome, just not conventional "magazine" attractive. Not generic, boring attractive. There's something... different about him.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat: Handsome Actors don’t suit the Doctor
@Gustaff @NeutronFlow Shh, Eric Roberts was AMAZING. So bad he was good.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on RTD: Fans Can’t Ignore “Half-Human” Doctor
@Antee991166 @The Watchful Guardian Easy, before time-war - Gallifreyan years. After Time War - Earth years. Or to screw things up even more, they give the year based on the planet they are currently on - no planet has the same length year, surely?